Big Machine Records – owned by Scott Borchetta — will launch a brand-new venture in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, fielding the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro full-time under the name ‘Big Machine Racing Team’.
Scott Borchetta, President/CEO/Founder of record label Big Machine Label Group, has formed Big Machine Racing Team. Will be Chevy & full time in Xfinity with driver Jade Buford. Patrick Donohue to oversee operations. Has owner pts of 93 team. Buford made 4 Xfinity starts last yr. pic.twitter.com/rLoWyJaA96
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) January 19, 2021
Jade Buford – who ran four Xfinity Series events last season with sponsorship from Big Machine Records — will pilot the organization’s entry full-time in 2021, his first full-season campaign in NASCAR’s top-three series.
Adam Stern – from Sports Business Journal — broke the news early on Tuesday Morning, with the organization’s official announcement following shorty thereafter.
.@ScottBorchetta's Big Machine Records company is starting its own NASCAR Xfinity Series team that will debut this upcoming season.
➖ The new outfit will be named the Big Machine Racing Team and have driver Jade Buford (@Buforjm) behind the wheel of its No. 48 Chevrolet. pic.twitter.com/0C4tK2EagW
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) January 19, 2021
Patrick Donahue – who has served as a crew chief for SS Greenlight Racing’s No. 08 for the last two seasons — will oversee operations for ‘Big Machine Racing Team’ in 2021.